Paul Junger Witt

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Paul Junger Witt
Born(1941-03-20)March 20, 1941
DiedApril 27, 2018(2018-04-27) (aged 77)
OccupationFilm and television producer
Years active1971–2018
Spouse(s)
Ann McLaughlin (m. 1968)
(Divorced: 1978)
Susan Harris (m. 1983)

Paul Junger Witt (March 20, 1941 – April 27, 2018) was an American film and television producer. He, with his partners Tony Thomas and Susan Harris (also his wife), produced such television shows as Here Come the Brides, The Partridge Family, The Golden Girls, Soap, Benson, It's a Living, Empty Nest and Blossom. The majority of their shows have been produced by their company, Witt/Thomas Productions (alternately Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions), founded in 1975. Witt also produced the films Dead Poets Society, Three Kings, Insomnia, and the made-for-TV movie Brian's Song. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Witt married Ann McLaughlin with whom he had 3 children, Christopher, Anthony, and Genevieve. After their divorce, he married Susan Harris on September 18, 1983.

Death[edit]

Witt died of cancer in Los Angeles on April 27, 2018, at age 77.[2]

Filmography[edit]

All films, he was producer unless otherwise noted.

Film[edit]

Year Film Notes
1984 Firstborn
1989 Dead Poets Society
1992 Final Analysis
1994 Mixed Nuts
1999 Three Kings
2002 Insomnia
2011 A Better Life Final film as a producer

Television[edit]

Year Title Credit Notes
1966−67 Occasional Wife Associate producer
1967−68 The Second Hundred Years Associate producer
1968−70 Here Come the Brides
1970−71 The Partridge Family
1971 Getting Together
Brian's Song Television film
1972 Bobby Jo and the Good Time Band Television film
No Place to Run Television film
Home for the Holidays Television film
The Rookies
1973 A Cold Night's Death Television film
The Letters Television film
Blood Sport Television film
1974 Remember When Television film
The Gun and the Pulpit Executive producer Television film
1975 Satan's Triangle Executive producer Television film
Fay Executive producer
1976 Griffin and Phoenix Executive producer Television film
High Risk Executive producer Television film
The Practice Executive producer
1977 Loves Me, Loves Me Not
1980 The Yeagers Executive producer
Trouble in High Timber Country Executive producer Television film
1977−81 Soap Executive producer
1980−81 I'm a Big Girl Now Executive producer
1982 It Takes Two Executive producer
1983 Condo Executive producer
1985 Hail to the Chief Executive producer
1979−86 Benson Executive producer
1986 Tough Cookies Executive producer
Comedy Factory Executive producer
1986−87 One Big Family Executive producer
1987 The Line Executive producer Television film
Mama's Boy
1980−89 It's a Living Executive producer
1989 Heartland Executive producer
1990 The Earth Day Special Executive producer Television special
We'll Take Manhattan Executive producer Television film
1987−90 Beauty and the Beast Executive producer
1991 Good & Evil Executive producer
1990−91 Lenny Executive producer
1992 Walter & Emily Executive producer
1985−92 The Golden Girls Executive producer
1992 Woops! Executive producer
1992−93 The Golden Palace Executive producer
1993 Country Estates Executive producer Television film
1991−94 Herman's Head Executive producer
Nurses Executive producer
1994 Daddy's Girls Executive producer
Close to Home Executive producer Television film
1990−95 Blossom Executive producer
1995 Muscle Executive producer
1988−95 Empty Nest Executive producer
1995 The Office Executive producer
1996 Local Heroes Executive producer
Radiant City Executive producer Television film
Common Law
1995−96 Minor Adjustments Executive producer
1993−96 The John Larroquette Show Executive producer
1995−97 Brotherly Love Executive producer
1996−97 Pearl Executive producer
1998 The Secret Lives of Men Executive producer
1999 Everything's Relative Executive producer
2014 Feed Me Executive producer
2012−16 Beauty & the Beast Executive producer
As director
Year Title Notes
1967 Occasional Wife Episode: "An Affair to Forget"
1967−68 The Second Hundred Years Episodes:
"Luke's First Christmas"
"Shine On, Harvest Moonshine"
1968−70 Here Come the Brides Episodes:
"Letter of the Law"
"One Good Lie Deserves Another"
"The Crimpers"
"The Deadly Trade"
"The Soldier"
"A Wild Colonial Boy"
"Absalom"
1970−71 The Partridge Family Episodes:
"Did You Hear the One About Danny Partridge?"
"Soul Club"
1971 Getting Together
Miscellaneous crew
Year Title Notes
1965−66 The Farmer's Daughter Assistant to the producer
As writer
Year Title
1985 Hail to the Chief

References[edit]

  1. ^ Willich, Broocks (23 December 2011). "A Life in Pictures". Virginia Living. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  2. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (April 27, 2018). "'Golden Girls' Producer Paul Junger Witt Died at 77". Variety. Retrieved April 27, 2018.

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